Originally Posted by themule69
It depends on the price. As has already been said the first generation has a better track record. That is not to say that non of the second generations work. As far as using your oven to cook then finisihing it in a smoker and getting the same results I have a very hard time with that statement. Meat will take on a more smoke at the lower temperatures and a lot of people appy smoke the entire time me being one of them I also don't find much of a smoke ring with an oven.I would like to see this come out of an oven.
I Agree with everything David said.
Also: Smoking is a problem if people use too much smoke, but as you & most others on this forum know, it's not how long you smoke that is bad, it's how heavy you smoke. You could do most of your cooking in the oven, and then smoke for just a short time with too heavy a smoke, and it would still taste terrible like licking a chimney.
Also putting pellets directly on an MES element is not recommended by Masterbuilt, as we all know.
It's not how much or how often you smoke that is bad for you, it is "How" you smoke that could be bad for you.
The name of the Game is "TBS" !!! TBS !! TBS !